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Drugmaker Merck has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus.
A task force designed to help Colorado settle disputes over oil and gas drilling is finishing up its recommendations, but those disputes are roaring back to life.
Losing his job on a Norwegian oil rig meant more to Kristoffer Sandberg than saying goodbye to a high salary.
After winning praise for how she handled her first year as head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen is facing a tougher challenge this year.
Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors awaited remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Greece prepared to unveil reforms that its new government hopes will win it approval for extended rescue loans.
Hong Kong stocks declined Tuesday morning after six straight session of gains, as the Hang Seng Index's top-weighted component HSBC Holdings PLC posted disappointing earnings.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) closed for holiday ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 1.1%
Japanese stocks nosed lower in early Tuesday trade, with investors taking some money off the table after a string of fresh 15-year highs for the market.
Australian stocks started higher but then eased to a mild loss early Tuesday, with the S&P/ASX 200 quoted down 0.2%, even as BHP Billiton Ltd. improved by 0.5% after a mixed earnings report.
A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from restricting the use of plastic bags, bucking a national trend toward banning their use to help the environment.
Arkansas on Monday banned local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity, a move criticized by retail giant Wal-Mart and gay rights groups who said the prohibition damaged the state's image.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the state's recent casino selection process for potential conflicts of interest, according to a developer whose bid for a license fell short.
After reaching a tentative contract agreement that covers the West Coast's 29 seaports, dockworkers are clearing an immense backlog of cargo that accumulated as their negotiations with employers stalled.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
In the latest push to make the Internet more kid-friendly, YouTube has released a new app with video content suitable for young children called YouTube Kids. It is now available for free on Android and Apple devices.
Alaska's minimum wage will rise to $8.75 an hour Tuesday, giving a pay increase to thousands of workers.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies were mixed at the close of trading: Autozone Inc. rose $13.46 or 2.2 percent, to $636.77.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Axion Power International Inc. : Approximately 2,343,400 shares changed hands, a 2,862.8 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. fell $.69 or 1.1 percent, to $61.60.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Armstrong World Inds : Approximately 3,532,100 shares changed hands, a 444.1 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.